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Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
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  Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Item Number:13 80 182 12
Our Price:$12.95
Discounted Case Price:$131.40 - 15% off!
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CUSTOMER RATING
Based on the averaged scale of
1 to 5 glasses
EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 BD  95 
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Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Root:1 refers to the fact that in these vineyards in Chile's Colchagua Valley the grapevines grow on original rootstock. Most grapevines in Europe and the U.S. have been grafted and replanted due to the root louse phylloxera. Original rootstock means deep roots and more complex flavored grapes. Produced by Vina Ventisquero, this Cabernet shows remarkable complexity and character for such a great value wine. Beverage Dynamics scored this wine 95 points saying "From ungrafted of original European rootstock that have never been blighted by phylloxera; bold, rich varietal aromas and flavors in a ripe, mouth-filling, and easy-to-enjoy style; richness, quality and value."

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Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced (6)
  • Smooth (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (6)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (5), Pizza and pasta (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Connoisseur (4), Aspiring enthusiast (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Quaility Value Cab

    By Westchester Wine Guy

    from Wine Express

    About Me Connoisseur

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Weeknight

      Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

      I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed this Cab. The nose was a little rustic and earthy at first, but showed nice cassis, cedar, smoke and minty notes. It really expanded on the palate dispaying pure milk chocolate, cola and black cherry that hung on through the finish. A very varietally true wine at a friendly price.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Game

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fantastic Value

      By Elmeaux

      from SD CA, Livorno Italy

      About Me Connoisseur

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Big
      • Long Finish
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

          Great with a meat of hearty pasta dinner. Not an afternoon sipping wine.

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Cab Sauv

          By Kfo

          from Washngton, DC

          About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Everyday
            • Weeknight

            Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

            Great everyday red- nice body

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Can't Believe It's $12.95!!

            By Strumerika

            from Mount Kisco

            About Me Connoisseur

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Balanced
            • Big

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

              Here is a bold, delicious Cab that will stun you with its value. I guarantee it! I thought it was a $40 wine no joke. It has real unique sweet-smelling aromas. Josh identified it as mint chocolate chip, which is a great call! You won't regret buying this wine which is heavy on flavor and light on your wallet!

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Beef, Game
               
              2.0

              Flat and ordinary

              By JohnRausch3rd

              from Arlington Heights, IL

              About Me Connoisseur

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Short Finish
                • Thin

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

                The description made me think this was diamond in the rough available for a great price. It disappointed and was not worthy of the accolades given it.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Pizza and Pasta
                 
                4.0

                Great quality for the $

                By Breadman

                from West Chester

                About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Balanced
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • A Bit Sweet

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

                Very surprised by the quality of this inexpensive Cabernet. Bright, bold and nicely tart.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Spicy Food
                 
                3.0

                good wine, nothing special

                By jpmahrc

                from NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balanced

                Cons

                • Too Acidic

                Best Uses

                • Afternoon
                • Entertaining

                Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

                ok

                 
                3.0

                OK Wine

                By aeshaf

                from Michigan

                About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balanced

                Cons

                • Thin

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

                The wine is fairly good but it is a little "thin" for a Cab. It does not stand up to food with stronger flavors.

                All-in-all, it is a fine choice for an everyday drinking red.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Pizza and Pasta

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